Senate Daily Digest
May 13, 2019
3:00 PM
Senate Chamber


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Senate Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SR130W.BISHOPSPECIAL DAY/WEEK/MONTH - Designates Wednesday, May 15, 2019, as New Orleans Day at the state capitol and commends the city of New Orleans.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 SCR96HEWITTBUDGET PROCEDURE - Urges and requests the Revenue Estimating Conference to consider including all dedicated funds and fees and self-generated revenues in the projection of money available for appropriation in the long-range forecast.

House Bills on Second Reading to be Referred
 HB43J.HARRISTAX/HOTEL OCCUPANCY - Authorizes the governing authority of the city of New Orleans to levy a tax on short term rentals of overnight lodging (RE +$10,500,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB181BRASSMTR VEHICLE/SEAT BELTS - Provides relative to safety belt use in certain vehicles
 HB196FALCONERBOARDS/COMMISSIONS - Exempts the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board and the State Board of Architectural Examiners from time limitations for disciplinary proceedings by professional and occupational boards and commissions
 HB203G.MILLERPRIVILEGES/LIENS - Provides relative to privileges on immovables
 HB223BRASSMTR VEHICLE/TOWING - Provides with respect to towing and storage licenses and fines (RE INCREASE SD RV See Note)
 HB245HODGESPROCUREMENT - Authorizes a public entity to reject the lowest bid on a procurement contract when a vendor engages in a boycott of Israel (RE SEE FISC NOTE GF EX See Note)
 HB248CHAD BROWNCHILDREN/CUSTODY - Provides for parenting coordinators in child custody proceedings
 HB299CARMODYREAL ESTATE/REALTORS - Provides relative to approval of certain continuing legal education courses by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission
 HB379J.HARRISMTR VEHICLE/SEAT BELTS - Provides with respect to applications of minors applying for driving privileges
 HB385SCHEXNAYDERRACING/HORSE - Provides relative to purse distribution
 HB394CARMODYRAILROADS - Provides for the Rail Infrastructure Improvement Program (RE SEE FISC NOTE SD EX See Note)
 HB522ABRAMSONTAX/SALES-USE, LOCAL - Provides relative to the levy of sales and use taxes in the city of New Orleans (RE +$12,000,000 LF RV See Note)
 HB612ABRAHAMRETIREMENT/FIREFIGHTERS - Requires a physical exam that meets or exceeds national standards for purposes of membership in the Firefighters' Retirement System (RE DECREASE APV)
 HB617LEGERDISTRICTS/SPECIAL - Provides relative to the Ernest N. Morial-New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (RE INCREASE LF EX See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions 2nd Reading
 HCR9HOFFMANNCURRICULA - Requests a study relative to allowing Anatomy and Physiology to count in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, Biology II for Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) award qualification and high school graduation
 HCR66P.SMITHCONGRESS - Memorializes congress to recognize Juneteenth as a national holiday
 HCR69S.BISHOPENERGY/OIL & GAS - Recognizes Tuesday, May 14, 2019, as the seventh annual Liquified Natural Gas Day at the Louisiana State Capitol

Senate Concurrent Resolutions to be Adopted Subject to Call
 SCR2MORRELLWOMEN - Provides for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
 SCR3MORRISHBESE - Provides for legislative approval of the MFP formula for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year. (EG +$145,217,142 GF EX See Note)
 SCR70BARROWHEALTH DEPARTMENT - Creates the Louisiana Community Health Worker Workforce Study Committee.
 SCR84APPELMEDICAID - Requests the Louisiana Department of Health to take all steps necessary to approve peer support services as a Medicaid covered service.

Senate Concurrent Resolutions 3rd Reading and Final Passage

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 SB237COLOMBTAX/LOCAL - Provides relative to certain tax increment financing districts. (gov sig) (RR SEE FISC NOTE RV See Note)
 SB57WALSWORTHPUBLIC RECORDS - Provides for certain records management services. (8/1/19)
 SB218BARROWHOUSING - Provides relative to rental housing. (gov sig)
 SB219BARROWHEALTH/ACC INSURANCE - Requires health insurance policies to adhere to certain standards. (gov sig) (EG NO IMPACT See Note)

Senate Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage Subject to Call
 SB4MORRELLTAX/SALES - Constitutional amendment to exempt diapers and feminine hygiene products from state sales and use tax. (2/3 - CA13s1(A)) (RE DECREASE GF RV See Note)
 SB9PETERSONSTATE EMPLOYEE RET - Removes certain future employees of the Regional Transit Authority from the system and state civil service. (6/30/19) (RE DECREASE APV)
 SB23PRICECRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Provides relative to temporary detention of a person in custody pending a bail hearing. (8/1/19)
 SB45JOHNSTAX/SALES - Provides for a state sales tax exemption for certain purchases of motor vehicles for the use or transportation of persons with permanent orthopedic disabilities. (10/1/19) (EG -$60,000 GF RV See Note)
 SB58T.CARTERVOTERS/VOTING - Provides for automatic voter registration by making an application for issuance or renewal of a driver's license or state identification card. (1/1/20) (EG +$90,842 GF EX See Note)
 SB112CLAITORCRIME/PUNISHMENT - Constitutional amendment to abolish the death penalty. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB118MILKOVICHCIVIL PROCEDURE - Provides right of an oral argument in contradictory proceedings. (gov sig) (EGF INCREASE LF EX See Note)
 SB136MORRELLEMPLOYMENT - Provides with respect to wage secrecy and pay discrimination. (8/1/19)
 SB154WARDLIABILITY - Provides relative to certain civil liability damages and prescription. (8/1/19)
 SB155T.CARTEREMPLOYMENT - Constitutional amendment to establish a state minimum hourly wage of nine dollars, effective July 1, 2020, and authorize the legislature to increase the minimum wage by law. (2/3 - CA13s1(A))
 SB161LAFLEURECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Provides relative to the Lafayette Economic Development Authority. (see Act)
 SB166LAFLEURHEALTH SERVICES - Provides relative to physician assistants. (8/1/19)
 SB168LAFLEURMUNICIPALITIES - Provides for the appointment of the chief of police for the town of Basile. (8/1/19)
 SB177B.WHITEPHYSICIANS - Provides relative to prohibited restraint of certain professions. (8/1/19)
 SB192CHABERTLEGIS POWERS/FUNCTIONS - Provides relative to state symbols. (8/1/19)
 SB193MORRISHOBLIGATIONS - Enacts the Louisiana Structured Settlement Protection Act. (7/1/20)
 SB196MORRELLGAMING - Authorizes local governments to charge a fee on certain gaming winnings to fund local early childhood programs. (8/1/19)
 SB214B.WHITEECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Provides relative to the Department of Economic Development and the Board of Commerce and Industry. (gov sig)
 SB216CHABERTFUNDS/FUNDING - Creates the State Land Office Reforestation Fund. (8/1/19) (EG +$60,000 SD RV See Note)
 SB223ALLAINTAX/TAXATION - Provides relative to state income taxation of Subchapter S corporations and other flow through entities. (gov sig) (EG SEE FISC NOTE GF RV See Note)

House Concurrent Resolutions Reported by Committee to be adopted
 HCR25HOLLISSEWERAGE - Urges and requests the Department of Environmental Quality to study sewer systems
 HCR7COXVETERANS - Memorializes congress to authorize the garnishment of veterans' disability benefits to fulfill child support obligations

House Bills 3rd Reading and Final Passage
 HB9MARINOCRIMINAL/PROCEDURE - Provides relative to costs of expungement of a record (EN NO IMPACT See Note)
 HB11BACALAJUVENILE PROCEDURE - Provides relative to the taking into custody of a seventeen-year-old who commits a misdemeanor-grade delinquent act
 HB25MCMAHENCRIME - Provides a universal definition of "serious bodily injury" for purposes of Title 14 of the La. Revised Statutes
 HB102JONESHUMAN REMAINS - Provides relative to the disposition of the remains of a homicide victim
 HB111STEFANSKICRIME - Provides relative to the crime of disarming of a peace officer
 HB425JACKSONABORTION - (Constitutional Amendment) Stipulates that no provision of the constitution protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion